Spanish / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that languages change with use over time and according to context

[Key concepts: influence, change, exchange; Key processes: identifying, classifying, comparing]


  • discovering English and Australian Aboriginal language words used by Spanish speakers (shopping, tiquet, básquetbol, el eucalipto and canguro, bumerán), and considering the context of their use
  • finding examples of words and expressions that have been introduced into the Spanish language in recent times, reflecting changes in interests and access to additional cultural experiences, for example, Hacer zapping, cambiar de look, hacer footing.
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Spanish language

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